Fences and gates make apartment buildings safer—here are some real-life stories about why your apartments need better security.
When it comes to protecting your properties, it is easy to underestimate the likelihood of a robbery. Building managers and residents may not think their apartments are vulnerable until they have already been robbed, and thus will not shore up security until it is too late. To get out of this false sense of security and motivate yourself to take preventative action, it can be helpful to go over the details of recent attacks. The following news stories demonstrate just how valuable it is to have security gates for apartments:
Two Prairie Village Robberies
The city of Prairie Village in eastern Kansas suffered two robberies in two days, both at the same condo complex. The first occurred on Friday, March 26th, when a robber knocked on the door and forced his way into the condo after residents answered the door. The second happened the following morning when a couple left their door unlocked, allowing a man to enter their home and steal money.
A security fence could have prevented both robberies. In the first case, residents could have seen who the robber was at the gate; even if they opened it and he forced his way in, he wouldn’t have been able to get into their condo. In the second case, the gate would have kept the robber out of the complex, leaving residents less vulnerable even if they still forgot to lock their door.
An Oklahoma Home Invasion
On the morning of May 16th, an Oklahoma City woman called the police to report a home invasion. She claimed that a man had knocked on her apartment door and forced his way in when she opened it. He threw her against the wall, pulled her hair, and took her phone so she could not call for help. Several more men then entered and robbed many of her possessions, including a gun safe that she owned. If her apartment complex had a security fence, this woman could have investigated who these men were at the gate, rather than having to open her door and expose her house just to see if she knew them.
A Murder in Murfreesboro
A home invasion that results in theft is devastating; but when it results in murder it is completely heartbreaking. On May 24th, 19-year-old Jaylin Pritchard was found dead near his apartment complex in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. While the specifics of the crime are not yet known, it is clear that the killers were able to get inside the complex. Had there been a security gate to keep them out, this young man could still be alive.
For the safety of your residents and community, United Fence & Construction Company is committed to offering affordable, effective security fencing throughout Arkansas. By working together, we can ensure that crimes and tragedies like these never have the chance to occur. For more information, visit our website today or call us at 501-222-1503.